Najib hires PR firm Karv in New York to represent him in US media

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Karv will be paid US$140,000 for two months.


Amid former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng’s ongoing 1MDB trial in the US, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reportedly hired New York-based firm Karv Communications to manage his portrayal in the trial and provide media relations support.

A spokesperson from the firm revealed to Washington DC-based online news portal, Politico Influence (PI), that they were hired “to help ensure Najib’s (above) actions and views are understood by US journalists and presented accurately in any US media coverage – including during the trial of Roger Ng currently underway in the Eastern District of New York.”

The portal reported that according to documents filed with the Justice Department on Monday and the firm, Karv would serve as a subcontractor to Najib’s attorney, Tania Scivetti, for an initial period of two months and paid US$140,000 (RM586,000).

On its website, Karv describes itself as specialising in corporate and financial communications, crisis and personal reputation management, litigation support and public affairs.